Science & Technology

IN SPACE - In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Earth as ...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Astronomers discover nearby six-planet solar system with ‘pristine configuration’

Astronomers have used two different exoplanet-detecting satellites to solve a cosmic mystery and reveal a rare family of six planets located about 100 light-years from Earth. The discovery could help scientists unlock the secrets of planet formation.
2 days ago
A still image frame from the Apple NameDrop tutorial in the "Tips" app found on any iPhone. (Apple ...
Mary Culbertson

Online dispute rises over police warnings after iOS 17.1 software update

Police departments across the U.S. made posts on social media warning of the NameDrop feature that was activated by default with the iOS 17.1 update. Some posts weren't completely accurate.
3 days ago
An irrigation control wheel to allow or prevent water from running through ditches...
Dan Rascon and Larry D. Curtis

Great Salt Lake: Utah farmers adapting to survive drought, changing water laws

According to the USDA, more than 500 Utah farms went out of business between 2017 and 2022 while Utah goes through decades of drought. New Utah laws change a long-standing policy of 'use it or lose it.'
4 days ago
Meta has been collecting the personal information of children without their parents’ consent.
Eva Rothenberg, CNN

Meta collected children’s data from Instagram accounts, unsealed court document alleges

Since at least 2019, Meta has knowingly refused to shut down the majority of accounts belonging to children under the age of 13 while collecting their personal information without their parents’ consent.
6 days ago
More than a dozen dead cows have been spotted along a popular trail in Park City. (KSL TV)...
Shelby Lofton

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food investigating mysterious death of 13 cows

More than a dozen dead cows have been spotted along a popular trail in Park City.
9 days ago
In Utah, there’s a growing demand for workers in the field of life sciences, but finding good tal...
Tamara Vaifanua

Utah leaders announce plan to provide workers in the field of life sciences

In Utah, there’s a growing demand for workers in the field of life sciences, but finding good talent is a challenge. 
12 days ago
This undated photo provided by SpaceX shows the company's Starship rocket at the launch site in Boc...
Jackie Wattles, CNN

SpaceX loses rocket and spacecraft over Gulf of Mexico in second test flight

SpaceX’s gargantuan deep-space rocket system, Starship, safely lifted off Saturday morning but ended prematurely with an explosion and a loss of signal.
14 days ago
FILE - Text from the ChatGPT page of the OpenAI website is shown in this photo, in New York, Feb. 2...

Corporate, global leaders peer into a future expected to be reshaped by AI, for better or worse

President Joe Biden and other global leaders have spent the past few days melding minds with Silicon Valley titans about AI in San Francisco.
14 days ago
An astronaut tool bag dropped during a spacewalk can be seen orbiting Earth above Japan on Nov. 2, ...
Megan DeLaire, CTV Network via CNN

NASA astronauts lost a bag of tools in space. Here’s how to spot it from home

Add a NASA tool bag to the list of objects currently orbiting Earth. And no, this isn't the set-up for a joke.
16 days ago
NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli departs for the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 26. ...
Hafsa Khalil

Astronauts on spacewalk accidentally drop tool bag which can now be seen from Earth

A spacewalk by two astronauts resulted in accidentally leaving a tool bag floating in space.
16 days ago
FILE - President Joe Biden speaks during an event about high-speed internet infrastructure in the E...
MATT BROWN Associated Press

FCC adopts rules to eliminate ‘digital discrimination’ for communities with poor internet access

The Federal Communications Commission has enacted new rules intended to eliminate discrimination in access to internet services, a move which regulators are calling the first major U.S. digital civil rights policy.
16 days ago
SpaceX Starship...
Jackie Wattles, CNN

SpaceX gets regulatory approval for megarocket, setting up Friday launch attempt

(CNN) — Federal regulators have granted SpaceX permission to launch a long-awaited second test flight of its Starship system — the most powerful rocket ever built — following an explosive first attempt in April. The Federal Aviation Administration, which licenses commercial rocket launches, said Wednesday that SpaceX has permission to launch the mission after the agency determined it […]
16 days ago
AWE spacecraft...
Mike Anderson

USU physicists lead NASA mission

A NASA mission is being run from right here in Utah. Everything from the design and build of some high-tech equipment to mission control and research is based in Logan.
17 days ago
On Tuesday, the Utah Department of Transportation announced 15 new fast charging sites will be comi...
Karah Brackin

More fast charging sites for electric vehicles are coming to the state

On Tuesday, the Utah Department of Transportation announced 15 new fast charging sites will be coming to the state. That doubles the number of fast charging sites in the state.
18 days ago
Capt. Jim Chipman, a American Fork resident, was laid to rest Saturday. He was killed during the Vi...
Alex Cabrero

Funeral services held for American Fork Vietnam Veteran who was missing for 50 years

Funeral services were held Saturday for an American Fork veteran who died in the Vietnam War and had been missing for 50 years.
20 days ago
The Miller Advanced Research and Solutions Center at Weber State University has a new executive d...
Logan Stefanich

Weber State’s MARS Center has a new executive director with ‘big vision’

The Miller Advanced Research and Solutions Center at Weber State University has a new executive director and he has a "big vision" for how the center will play into the present and future of the aerospace and defense industries.
20 days ago
Astronaut Frank Borman, mission commander, is shown during intravehicular activity (IVA) on the Apo...
Associated Press

Astronaut Frank Borman, commander of the first Apollo mission to moon, has died at age 95

NASA astronaut Frank Borman, commander of the first Apollo mission to the moon, has died at age 95.
22 days ago
This image provided by the European Space Agency shows Euclid’s panoramic view of the Horsehead N...
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer

Shimmering galaxies revealed in new photos by European space telescope

Scientists have unveiled the first pictures taken by the European space telescope Euclid.
24 days ago
Phone with Instagram logo...
Associated Press

Former Meta engineering leader to testify before Congress on Instagram’s harms to teens

On the same day whistleblower Frances Haugen was testifying before Congress about the harms of Facebook and Instagram to children in the fall of 2021, Arturo Bejar, then a contractor at the social media giant, sent an alarming email to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the same topic.
24 days ago
Salt Lake and Davis county students at the Google lecture. (KSL TV)...
Katija Stjepovic and Michael Houck, KSL TV

Google grant will expand access to computer science in Utah

Google announced an exciting milestone for Utah's students from K-12 with a grant for computer science classes. 
25 days ago
Dozens of African elephants died in Zimbabwe between August and November 2020. (Chris Foggin, CNN)...
Katie Hunt, CNN

Mystery of African elephants dropping dead unraveled by scientists

The cause of mass deaths of African elephants has been unraveled, and scientists say the outbreaks could be more likely to occur amid the climate crisis, according to a new study.
26 days ago
FILE (Image by Welcome to All ! ツ from Pixabay)...
Tamara Vaifanua

Tips for protecting your identity online

You may not think twice about sharing intimate details about your life on social media, but experts say your personal info could be at risk.
1 month ago
Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer contributed t...
Ashley Strickland

NASA missions spy a ghostly hand and creepy face in the cosmos

The cosmos is full of mysteries waiting to be solved, and some of them appear especially eerie with the arrival of Halloween.
1 month ago
Andrew Adams

Is Ogden’s historic Browning Mansion home to more than just the living?

Jake Cox and Jackie Loveland moved into the historic John M. Browning Mansion, 505 27th Street, in March 2018 and have been the proud caretakers ever since.
1 month ago

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